Eve Warburton

Research Fellow


PhD Australian National University

Contact details
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Building: Hedley Bull Building

Eve Warburton’s research is concerned broadly with problems of representation and governance in young and developing democracies, with a focus on Southeast Asia and Indonesia in particular. A fundamental question animates much of the work that she does: under what conditions do different categories of citizens (from business elites to lower-class citizens, to minorities and women) have their interests and preferences channelled into the policymaking arena, especially in countries such as Indonesia where conventional democratic mechanisms for representation are weak or constrained? In asking this question, her research strives to bring the Indonesian case into conversation with comparative scholarships on democratic representation and the political economy of policymaking.


Refereed journal articles

Warburton, Eve (forthcoming) ‘Resource nationalism in Indonesia: Ownership structures and sectoral variation in mining and palm oil’ Journal of East Asian Studies.

Warburton, Eve (2016) ‘Indonesian Politics in 2016: Jokowi and the new developmentalism’ Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies Vol. 52 (3) pp. 297-320.

Aspinall, Edward, Sebastian Dettman and Eve Warburton (2011) ‘When Religion Trumps Ethnicity: a regional election case study from Indonesia’ South East Asia Research Vol 19 (1) pp. 27-58.

Book chapters

Warburton, Eve (2016) ‘Southeast Sulawesi: Money Politics in Indonesia’s Nickel Belt’ in Electoral Dynamics in Indonesia: Money Politics, Patronage and Clientelism by Edward Aspinall and Mada Sukmajati (eds) NUS Press, Singapore.

Policy papers

Warburton, Eve (2017) ‘Resource nationalism in post-boom Indonesia: the new normal?’ Analysis Paper, Lowy Institute for International Policy at: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/resource-nationalism-post-boo…

Media and online articles

Warburton, Eve and Liam Gammon (2017) ‘Class Dismissed? Economic fairness and identity politics in Indonesia’ New Mandala http://www.newmandala.org/economic-injustice-identity-politics-indonesia/

Budiartie, Gustidha and Eve Warburton (2015) ‘Indonesia’s Freeport Saga’ New Mandala http://www.newmandala.org/indonesias-freeport-saga/

Warburton, Eve (2015) ‘Indonesia: Why economic nationalism is so popular’ Lowy Interpreter, http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2015/08/25/Indonesia-Why-economic-na…

Warburton, Eve (2015) ‘Political turf wars hurting investment in Indonesia’ East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/12/11/political-turf-wars-hurting-inve…

Warburton, Eve (2014) ‘Will Indonesia’s new president turn the tide on resource nationalism?’ East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/08/06/will-leadership-change-turn-the-…

Warburton, Eve (2014) ‘In Whose Interest? Debating resource nationalism in Indonesia’ Kyoto Review http://kyotoreview.org/yav/in-whose-interest-debating-resource-nationali…

Warburton, Eve (ed) (2014) ‘Business and Politics in Indonesia’ Inside Indonesia Special Edition 117: July-September 2014 http://www.insideindonesia.org/business-and-politics-in-indonesia

Dibley, Thushara and Eve Warburton (eds). 2013. Feeding Indonesia. Inside Indonesia, Edition 114. Available at: http://www.insideindonesia.org/weekly-articles/feeding-indonesia

Aspinall, Edward and Eve Warburton (2013) ‘A healthcare revolution in the regions’ Inside Indonesia January-March, No. 111 http://www.insideindonesia.org/feature-editions/a-healthcare-revolution-…

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